1. Got a Rash? Blame Bacteria.
Staphylococcus Aureus, commonly known as staph, is a bacteria caused by sweat that most commonly causes skin infections. Staph infections are usually mild and include superficial rashes, pimples and/or boils on your skin. However, if the bacteria spreads and gets deeper into your skin, it can become a life-threatening infection such as pneumonia, sepsis or meningitis! Recently there have been reports of a very aggressive form of Staph that are resistant to antibiotics, in gyms, but it's extremely rare. Our sports wash is effective at odor removal because it digs deep into fabrics to eliminate bacteria, mildew and mold at the source. Reduce the likelihood of contracting a skin irritation by using an anti-bacterial liquid laundry detergent.
2. Your Gym Bag is throwing a Bacteria Party, and you need to break it up.
Throwing sweaty and moist equipment into a gym bag, without properly drying it first, can increase odors and possibly lead to bacterial infections. Bacteria feeds on food (sweat), moisture and warmth. Toss in these 3 ingredients, and you’ve got bacteria multiplicity! As you can imagine, a dank hockey, yoga or gym bag left overnight is the perfect venue for this sort of bacteria bash. Try stashing sachets of baking soda in your gym bag or any other space where moist, sweaty clothes are stored prior to washing. While it wont completely defend against bacteria, it will soak up some excess moisture and odor.
Hockey equipment or any other gear should be washed with detergent and thoroughly dried on a regular basis. Also, airing out your equipment until it dries makes it trickier for the bacteria to survive, since they thrive in warm and moist environments. There are plenty of dry clean type services for anything that can't go through a machine. You can also handwash pads and other non machine washable pads in No Sweat.
3) It’s not your Sweat that Stinks!
Did you know that sweat is 99% water? So it is essentially odourless. However, your imagination is not running wild, there is still a smell. This lovely aroma is actually produced when bacteria feeds on your sweat, and expels various compounds (urea, salts and ammonia) creating Biomidrosis (BO) which, as we know, has a very distinct scent. Basically, the culprit is not your sweat itself, but the bacteria camped out on your skin and in your clothing, waiting to feed on it! Attack this bacteria at the source to avoid multiplicity and achieve complete odor removal in your clothing and equipment. (Not to mention repel those unfortunate souls beside you at the gym!)
4. Sweating will make you look and feel younger
Not only is exercise critical for heart health and general well-being, sweating regularly is the ultimate in natural anti aging helping to maintain a youthful glow! Evidence shows that sweating regularly maintains the elasticity, softness and suppleness of your skin, leaving you looking years younger than someone who does not regularly perspire. Sweat also helps flush toxins out of the body, and has been proven to fight skin infections. Don’t shy away from a solid heavy sweat. Embrace natural anti aging, live naturally high, sweat like a champion and then clean your gear with No Sweat sports wash. #gritisgood. Grime is not.